England, Midlands & East: delegated decisions October 2021
National Lottery Grants for Heritage
22 October 2021
PRAVĀS – Gujarati Migration and the Black Country 1950–1990
Applicant: Jaivant Patel Dance CIC
Project description: This project, based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, aims to capture the migration experiences of first and second generation Gujaratis who have migrated from India and East Africa, and settled in the Black Country.
Grant Request: £50,533 (90%)
Decision: Award Grant £50,533 (90%)
Bringing Architectural & Village History to Life
Applicant: The PCC of St James Aslackby
Project description: Repair the roof and guttering of St James' Church, Aslackby, in addition to digitising Church records and running engagement activities for local groups.
Grant Request: £208,524 (83%)
Decision: Award Grant £208,524 (83%)
Applicant: 1020 Media CIC
Project description: Record Kashmiri people's traditions, capture memories and stories of immigration from Mirpur and Kashmir. Also, the experiences of second generation migrants living in Birmingham suburbs Small Heath, Sparkbrook, Sparkhill, Handsworth, Alum Rock, Aston, Tyseley and Hall Green.
Grant Request: £91,670 (100%)
Small vital repairs to protect medieval wall paintings
Applicant: St.Andrew church
Project description: To carry out works in order to better preserve the church's nationally important 14th-century wall paintings.
Grant Request: £5,615 (21%)
Lets Not Forget
Applicant: Mary Seacole Housing Association Limited
Project description: To research the history of two Jamaican-British women from a century apart – Mary Seacole, known for her work during the Crimean War, and Desline Stewart, founder of Luton's Mary Seacole Housing Association (MSHA) – in order to compare and celebrate their lives.
Grant Request: £97,200 (100%)
Decision: Award Grant £97,200 (100%)
Applicant: Peepul Centre
Project description: Put on a theatre production in Leicester to celebrate Diwali, record and produce a digital version of the child-friendly play to distribute more widely.
Grant Request: £10,000 (100%)
The Adventurers in the Fens
Applicant: WORD GARDEN
Project description: Transcribe in full The Proceedings (1648–1656) archive, held by Cambridgeshire Archives and deliver online events, podcasts and school activities.
Grant Request: £9,975 (100%)
Decision: Award Grant £9,975 (100%)
Steaming Back to Kirkby: Memories of Kirkby-in-Ashfield Loco Shed and Sidings 1903–1970.
Applicant: Mine2Minds Education
Project description: To take place in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, and collect and present the history of the Kirkby Loco Shed and Sidings and associated colliery, important sites in the industrial history of the town from 1903 to 1970.
Grant Request: £9,018 (90%)
Decision: Award Grant £9,018 (90%)
The Deep History Coast and Dinosaurs!
Applicant: The Nest Community Art CIC
Project description: Explore the palaeontology of Norfolk by delivering a series of workshops and art activities for local schools, and create a trail of decorated T-Rex sculptures.
Grant Request: £25,750 (100%)
Restoration of the Grave of William & Alma Smith
Applicant: PCC of Wangford
Project description: To restore the Grave of William and Alma Smith, who were teachers at the local school. The grave is considered to be of local and national interest due to the Smiths' pioneering of school meals at state schools and their subsequent tragic death c. 1915.
Grant Request: £3,448 (92%)
Corby Pole Fair 2022
Applicant: Groundwork Northamptonshire
Project description: Tell the story of the Pole Fair in Corby from its Viking connections through to the present day using workshops, the fair itself, permanent interpretation and film.
Grant Request: £158,178 (83%)
Decision: Award Grant £158,178 (83%)
A historic wartime fresco as centrepiece to a heritage project for learning, conservation and wellbeing
Applicant: St Mary's Broomfield PCC
Project description: Undertake repairs to the tower of St Mary's Church, conserve a mid-20th-century true fresco wall painting and involve the community in activities to learn about the heritage of the building and life in Broomfield during wartime.
Grant Request: £135,721 (66%)
Decision: Award Grant £135,721 (66%)
The Time is Now
Applicant: Worcester Environmental Group
Project description: Build and publish a mobile and PC app offering guides and remote experiences for new interactive nature trails around five public wildlife sanctuaries in Worcester.
Grant Request: £9,850 (100%)
Applicant: Rural Media
Project description: This pilot project will collaborate with heritage organisations to create digital outputs to change the way their interpretation is delivered online and on sites of lesser known heritage. The pilot will test the viability of a larger version of this project in the future.
Grant Request: £208,403 (100%)
Creating a sustainable future for W.W. Winter
Applicant: W W Winters Collections Trust
Project description: Explore options to safeguard the W. W. Winter photography studio and collection.
Grant Request: £23,400 (89%)
Decision: Award Grant £23,400 (89%)
Grant Increase Application – Heritage Grants
Restoring and improving the Electric Palace Cinema Harwich
Applicant: Harwich Electric Palace Trust
Decision: Award Grant Increase of £137,300 to make a total grant of £1,033,900 59%